Defining Applied Geography

Authors: Nancy Hoalst-Pullen*, Kennesaw State University, Jay D. Gatrell, University of Eastern Illinois
Topics: Applied Geography, Quantitative Methods
Keywords: applied geography, definitions
Session Type: Virtual Poster
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Applied Geography is a highly recognized approach in geography, yet is ambiguous in its boundaries and commonly misunderstood by those in (and outside of) the field as well as academic journals and related publications on the subject. The evolution of the definition is examined, with examples of what is - and isn't - applied geography.

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